Every time I write about Skulls of the Shogun, I use the same buzzwords: "Advance Wars." "Wu-Tang Clan." It's one of the most stylish turn-based strategy games on the horizon. And it plays really well.

It's streamlined and complex at the same time. It's stuffed with a 15-hour campaign and four-army multiplayer.

Do I need to tell you much more?

We saw the game at PAX East this past weekend, and watched the game's lead developer Jake Kazdal play through a match. The session took about 10 minutes as momentum swung in and out of Kazfal's favor. Give it a look to see who wins.


Skulls of the Shogun will be out later this fall, debuting as a downloadable game on the Xbox 360, Windows 8 and Windows Phone..